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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Well well well hello old friend, this can either be the perfect dessert or breakfast. Either way its going to be delicious and high in protein too. Thank you Heartland Spa for this recipe. You won’t regret it!

 

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Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bananas, whole
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Spray muffin tins lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Stir first four ingredients in small bowl until blended.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat bananas, honey, peanut butter, eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl to blend.
  5. Beat in flour mixture.
  6. Divide batter among muffin tins.
  7. Bake approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer muffins to rack to cool.


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Low Fat Turtle Pie

One word…WOAH! Talk about having a splurge, good thing its lowfat or you would need a forklift to get around. Long story short this dessert is turtley awesome 🙂 Thanks to Chef Sam Baker at Movara Fitness Resort.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 – 1/2 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 package Mori Nu vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 8 teaspoons dark chocolate
  • 16 pecans
Method
  1. Melt butter in microwave.
  2. Chop graham crackers in food processor until very fine.
  3. Combine Greek yogurt, PB2 and Mori Nu pudding mix in a blender and blend until a smooth, uniform texture is reached.
  4. Combine the melted butter with the graham crackers and mix.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon graham cracker mix in the bottom of each ramekin, spreading evenly, for the crust
  6. Add 2 oz of the pudding filling on top of the crust.
  7. Garnish this dessert by sprinkling each with 1 teaspoons of shaved or chopped dark
  8. chocolate, and a few pecans.
  9. Chill or serve immediately.
Notes
Mori-Nu pudding mix is a vegan flavor packet developed to be mixed with tofu for creamy desserts. Here is mixed with Greek Yogurt. Mori Nu Pudding mix is available through health food stores, vegan shops, and on Amazon.


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CRANBERRY PEAR CRISP

This tasty little crisp dessert is not only one you don’t have to feel guilty about, but it is one that even your body will thank you for. Special thanks to Canyon Ranch for posting this recipe!

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Ingredients

3 cups pears, peeled, cored and diced
½ cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp cane sugar
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Topping
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp canola oil
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1½ tsp honey
½ cup rolled oats

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly coat 6 ceramic ramekins with canola oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pears, cranberries, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for the topping.
  4. Fill each ramekin with ½ cup pear mixture then top with 2 tablespoons of topping. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until topping is light golden brown. Serve warm.


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Mango Sorbet

Found this super simple, but yummy dessert with the Oaks at Ojai. Special thanks to Christine Denney for this super summer treat. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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INGREDIENTS

2 cups fresh mango, skins removed, chopped

1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks

1 c. fresh pineapple chunks

1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice


DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix well until smooth.  Place in individual serving dishes (1/2 cup each) , cover, and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.  Serve garnished with fresh berries.

OR

Freeze peeled and chopped fruit ahead of time.  Process until smooth and served in chilled cups, garnished with fresh fruit.

**Special Note:  This can easily be converted to a frozen yogurt by adding nonfat yogurt to the fruit as it is processed.


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Strawberry Shortcake

I must really have a sweet tooth, because it is all I have been thinking about lately. This easy to make recipe is surely one for a nice picnic or if you just have a sweet tooth like yours truly. Thank you Red Mountain Resort for creating this perfection!

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Ingredients

  • ‍1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 6 tsp. sugar
  • 1 each egg
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 5 tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 tbs. whipped cream

Directions

  1. Combine sliced strawberries and sugar. Mix well and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes. The mixture should become very juicy.
  2. Preheat conventional oven to º350 F.
  3. Whisk the egg, sugar, lemon juice and oil together in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest and dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients (egg, sugar, lemon juice and oil) and mix to create a thick dough.
  6. Add the milk and mix well.
  7. Lightly grease a baking pan, drop 3 tablespoon size mounds on the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake at º350 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  9. Prepare the whip cream.
  10. Place bottom half of the shortcake on plate.
  11. Top with sliced strawberries, some of the juice from the strawberry/sugar mixture, and whipped cream.
  12. Top with the other half of the shortcake and enjoy.


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Pumpkin Cheesecake

This easy to make dessert is a crowd favorite, thanks Red Mountain Resort for coming up with this masterpiece. Who doesn’t love a little pumpkin in their life? Especially when the fall comes!

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Crust ingredients

  • 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup water

Cheesecake ingredients

  • 18 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1¼ cups fructose
  • ⅓ cup skim milk
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 2½ teaspoons clove
  • 6 sheets gelatin
  • 4 cups canned pumpkin

Crust directions

  1. Combine water and cracker crumbs.
  2. Spray cake pan with your preferred cooking spray.
  3. Press into 10-inch spring form cake pan and set aside.

Cheesecake directions

  1. Cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Fold in the pumpkin.
  3. Soften the gelatin in warm skim milk.
  4. Quickly fold gelatin into the cheese/pumpkin mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Slice into 16 pieces and serve.


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Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t know about you, but there are two wonderful things in this world: Chocolate and homemade banana bread, so why not have both? Here is a recipe by Rancho La Puerta.

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This bread is chocolate heaven, really—a rich, dark, dense loaf, made with ripe bananas and pureed prunes, that tastes far more sinful than it really is. Serve warm, sliced thin, with fresh fruit, or freeze for up to one month. 

Makes 1 loaf.

Ingredients

2 cups water

12 ounces pitted prunes

2 medium ripe bananas

2 large eggs

1 cup unbleached all-purpose or whole-wheat flour

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup banana chips, broken into small pieces

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F. Lightly butter an 8-cup loaf pan, and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.

In a small saucepan, combine the water and prunes and bring to a simmer. Simmer slowly until the prunes are very soft, about 30 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.

Puree the prunes, bananas, and eggs in a blender until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in the banana mixture and combine thoroughly. Gently stir in the walnuts, banana chips, and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean (or with only a bit of melted chocolate chip on it). Turn the loaf out onto a rack to cool, and remove the parchment from the bottom. Cut into thin slices to serve.